History IdiotHero / VideoGames

28th Sep '17 6:34:43 PM Bugfragged
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* Matt, Natalie, and Lance of the ''VideoGame/EpicBattleFantasy'' series are all dense to varying degrees, sometimes to TooDumbToLive levels. For example, the first two temporarily died from eating an obviously poisonous sandworm and the third believes there's nothing dangerous about radiation. They admit this in the third game, where they agree that they're too stupid to solve a lever puzzle. Their new party member in the fourth game, Anna, seems to avert this by at least [[NatureHero knowing more about surviving in the wild]].
11th Sep '17 5:16:27 PM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}} 2'' gives us Nowe. He's clearly ''meant'' to [[InvokedTrope fill this archetype]], at least in the sense that he has a childhood friend [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend who is clearly into him but whose feelings he doesn't notice]], which is fair enough. What isn't is that the writers also used him as TheWatson in asking who's who and does what in regards to everything that's gone on in the eighteen years between the first game and this one - which has the end result that Nowe, who has been with the Knights of the Seal for about five years, acts essentially as though he's never heard anything beyond their name before the exact point the player takes control of him. He takes pity on Imperial prisoners because of some shady practices the Knights are doing to keep the new set of seals active... but never changes his tune even when they immediately take advantage of a prison break and attack him. Then when a treacherous general among the Knights poisons him, and he reacts by pulling out a hitherto-unknown SuperMode and lopping off the guy's arm, he makes [[PoorCommunicationKills zero effort to explain to anyone what exactly happened]] and ends up labeled a traitor; this ends up with him following one of the aforementioned Imperial prisoners, Manah, in destroying the rest of the seals. Even late in the game, when it explained without a shadow of a doubt that A) Manah is more or less directly responsible for a previous attempt at destroying the seals eighteen years ago, and B) destroying the seals will '''destroy the world''', he takes maybe two minutes to contemplate things before deciding, nah, he's gonna keep destroying the seals. Making it worse is that most of this is just [[TheDulcineaEffect following Manah's whims for ill-defined reasons]]. He makes exactly two decisions on his own, and... both of them are incredibly, unbelievably stupid. First, after Manah's first attempt at destroying the world 18 years ago is outed to him, he decides after she disappears to just keep destroying the seals like she wants until he meets up with her again. Later is in regards to their other partner, Urick, who reveals himself as the guardian of one of the last seals. He tells them he's [[DeathSeeker perfectly willing to die for Nowe to continue his quest]]. Caim, the protagonist from the previous game, shows up and has the same goal of breaking the seals. Faced with a willing sacrifice and incredibly powerful character sharing Nowe's immediate goal, what does he decide to do? '''''Fight Caim for no reason whatsoever!'''''
26th Aug '17 6:15:11 PM nombretomado
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* Lyner Barsett of ''ArTonelico'', in both general intelligence and [[ChasteHero romance]]. In an early part of the game, upon being told by a companion that he will have to learn ItemCrafting to defeat enemies immune to physical attacks, he protests, "But I can do it if I just put my spirit into it!" In keeping with the trope, he becomes a AllLovingHero by the end of the game, [[spoiler:having united the world's various divided factions he's met throughout his journey and convincing [[BigBad Mir]] to give up her plans to KillAllHumans]].

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* Lyner Barsett of ''ArTonelico'', ''[[VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia Ar tonelico]]'', in both general intelligence and [[ChasteHero romance]]. In an early part of the game, upon being told by a companion that he will have to learn ItemCrafting to defeat enemies immune to physical attacks, he protests, "But I can do it if I just put my spirit into it!" In keeping with the trope, he becomes a AllLovingHero by the end of the game, [[spoiler:having united the world's various divided factions he's met throughout his journey and convincing [[BigBad Mir]] to give up her plans to KillAllHumans]].
28th Apr '17 8:14:36 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the Tang Mo are a race of "[[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkey-folk]]" hailing from the continent of [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]], far to the east of Tamriel. They are described as kind and brave, but also very simple. Despite this, they are capable of raising armies and have successfully defended themselves time and again against their hostile neighbors, including the Kamal "[[EvilIsDeathlyCold snow demons]]" and the Tsaesci "[[SnakePeople snake vampires]]".
23rd Apr '17 8:24:28 PM nombretomado
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* But before that, Franchise/TalesSeries has its own first Idiot Hero in form of country-bumpkin [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Stahn Aileron]]. His genes of Idiot Hero is passed down to his son Kyle Dunamis.

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* But before that, Franchise/TalesSeries VideoGame/TalesSeries has its own first Idiot Hero in form of country-bumpkin [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Stahn Aileron]]. His genes of Idiot Hero is passed down to his son Kyle Dunamis.
14th Jan '17 7:10:52 PM nombretomado
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* Dekar from the ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' series. Forget his skill in battle—this is a man who cannot remember ''how to leave a room he just entered''. (And that's just the least of it.)

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* Dekar from the ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' series. Forget his skill in battle—this is a man who cannot remember ''how to leave a room he just entered''. (And that's just the least of it.)
22nd Dec '16 12:04:42 PM thatsnumberwang
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** Yuna doesn't get off easily either. Her extreme unwillingness not to tell her Guardians about the sphere she retrieved from Jyscal and her subsequent actions regarding it are responsible for absolutely every non-Sin related bit of bad that happens to them between Guadosalam and Zanarkand, and that includes all of the lives lost in Home, St Bevelle, and Mt Gagazet. You can argue that Seymour wouldn't have just turned tail and given up which would have eventually had led to a conflict no matter what she did, but it is also true that the level-headed Lulu and Auron would have approached the situation far differently than she did, delaying any confrontation with Yevon until they were much better prepared for it.
21st Dec '16 9:47:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Yuri from ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' and its sequel. Deviates from the norm in that he's a {{Badass}} who also serves as a LampshadeHanging StraightMan to the inherent weirdness of the ''Shadow Hearts'' universe.

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* Yuri from ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' and its sequel. Deviates from the norm in that he's a {{Badass}} badass who also serves as a LampshadeHanging StraightMan to the inherent weirdness of the ''Shadow Hearts'' universe.
6th Sep '16 1:37:37 PM Allronix
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** M1-4X of the Trooper's party is definitely heroic (well, at least a cheerful Republic patriot who approves of the Trooper living up to Republic ideals), and definitely not the sharpest vibroblade in the drawer. {{Justified}} as he's designed for combat and propaganda, not feats of intelligence. Definitely PlayedForLaughs
3rd Sep '16 11:32:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Ladies and gentlemen, we have the reigning queen of stupidity: surprisingly enough, Spiritia Rosenberg of ''{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}''. She has quite the long list ahead of her. For starters, being an {{Expy}} of VideoGame/MegaMan, she is naive, as pointed out by her colleagues (some of them even think her naivete could be her fatal flaw) - naive enough to believe that Iris really is a kind, innocent girl who wouldn't even hurt a flea. When her friends at RKS start a war against the [[HolyRomanEmpire Holy Empire]], she does the whole "SwiperNoSwiping" deal with everyone without knowing that [[spoiler:Iris actually started the war between both factions just ForTheEvulz]] and without snooping around to get to the bottom of the madness (at least she [[RightForTheWrongReasons does what she thinks is right]]). And then there's the moment in Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert where Tia tries to stop Grolla from killing [[spoiler:Iris herself]] believing that she was a sweetheart. Grolla knows otherwise from her own personal experience. And, to top it all off, she is quite clumsy and is a TERRIBLE swimmer. Yes, you heard us. A TERRIBLE SWIMMER.

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* Ladies and gentlemen, we have the reigning queen of stupidity: surprisingly enough, Spiritia Rosenberg of ''{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}''.''VideoGame/{{Rosenkreuzstilette}}''. She has quite the long list ahead of her. For starters, being an {{Expy}} of VideoGame/MegaMan, she is naive, as pointed out by her colleagues (some of them even think her naivete could be her fatal flaw) - naive enough to believe that Iris really is a kind, innocent girl who wouldn't even hurt a flea. When her friends at RKS start a war against the [[HolyRomanEmpire [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Holy Empire]], she does the whole "SwiperNoSwiping" deal with everyone without knowing that [[spoiler:Iris actually started the war between both factions just ForTheEvulz]] and without snooping around to get to the bottom of the madness (at least she [[RightForTheWrongReasons does what she thinks is right]]). And then there's the moment in Rosenkreuzstilette Grollschwert where Tia tries to stop Grolla from killing [[spoiler:Iris herself]] believing that she was a sweetheart. Grolla knows otherwise from her own personal experience. And, to top it all off, she is quite clumsy and is a TERRIBLE swimmer. Yes, you heard us. A TERRIBLE SWIMMER.
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